"Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men."

"Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men."

Monday, January 18, 2016

Sunny Leone to enter 'Bigg Boss' house again

Sunny Leone to enter 'Bigg Boss' house again

Actress Sunny Leone, who gained popularity in India with her stint in "Bigg Boss 5", will be seen promoting her forthcoming adult comedy film "Mastizaade" in the ninth season of the controversial reality show.

"Morning everyone! Guess what! It's happening all over again! Going back to my roots. @BiggBoss house @MastizaadeFilm," Sunny tweeted on Sunday.

Directed by Milap Zaveri, "Mastizaade", which also stars Tusshar Kapoor and Vir Das, is slated to release on January 29.

Sizzling photos of Bollywood star kids

Bold and beautiful: Sizzling photos of Bollywood star kids
Monday, January 18, 2016 13:00 IST
Gorgeous daughters of famous B-Town celebs seem to have no inhibition in flaunting their hot bodies and svelte figures. Many of them have, in fact, taken to Instagram to post their dazzling images recently. Have a peek.

Amitabh Bachchan's granddaughter Navya Naveli certainly grabbed eyeballs by putting this smoking hot image of her in a bikini at a beach.

Jackie Shroff's daughter Krishna posted this picture some time back, which became an instant hit.

Pooja Bedi's ravishing daughter Aalia put this up on her account, which, for some inexplicable reason, was met with crude remarks. Aalia, mincing no words like, just like her mother, responded with a gem - "I am more just than my breasts."

Khushi Kapoor, the younger daughter of Sridevi, also loves posting her candid pictures online. She too has had to face criticism, but doesn't mind giving it back. This is what her recent post says, "I post my pictures because I feel good and confident. I put out these pictures not because I want to show off or try to be anyone or anything else."

Sridevi's elder daughter Jhanvi is also active on Instagram, and keeps posting varied kinds of images rather frequently.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Priyanka wants to cross the border

Priyanka wants to cross the border
Priyanka Chopra, who has been in limelight because of her American sitcom 'Quantico' and magnum opus 'Bajirao Mastani,' recently revealed that she would like to work in a Pakistani movie provided the project is good.

The 33-year-old actress said in a recent interview she wants to visit Pakistan frequently and would not let the opportunity of working in a Pakistani movie slip, reports the Dawn.

The 'Mary Kom' star said, 'I am an entertainer and will not turn down a good movie offer.'

She added that her consent to work in a Pakistani movie will depend on the role she is offered.

Is Poonam Pandey 'stupid'?

Is Poonam Pandey 'stupid'?

Poonam Pandey sent her fans on the virtual world into a tizzy with "Jingle b**bs", her racy twist to Christmas carol "Jingle bells". She says she sometimes find her videos stupid, but is glad her fans love them.

The actress, who has oft grabbed headlines for her bold nature, enjoys a wide fan following of 726,000 on Twitter, and the video has registered over one million views on YouTube.

"All my videos are getting good hits. It feels good that you upload a 47-second video which is so stupid and I'll myself term it stupid, but people love it. Though I'm stupid, but people still love me," she said.

Poonam, who made her debut down south with the action romance "Malini & Co" last year, didn't expect the response to "Jingle b**bs".

She said: "I never expected that I'll receive such a great response. I thought it was a stupid video, it was silly. It was only done in a funny manner because I know what I'm doing. I didn't expect it to go viral."

Meanwhile, Poonam has also signed two "huge" projects, but she can't reveal much about them at the moment. She also has the film "Helen" in her kitty.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Wish I could work with today's actresses when I was young

Wish I could work with today's actresses when I was young: Big B

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday regretted not getting to work with today's actresses when he was young.

Bachchan had played a romantic role opposite late Jiah Khan in Ram Gopal Verma's "Nishabd".

Asked if he wished to act opposite current actresses, he replied: "We tried it once in 'Nishabd' and it was a failure because they didn't accept the fact that a 60-year-old gets involved with an 18-year old."

"I'm not going to get a leading lady from the younger generation to play my love interest, that period is over. I regret it because I wish that I had these lovely ladies when I was playing the leading man. But it won't happen now. So there'll be more character roles and more character oriented roles and which is what I'm doing."

Bachchan worked in another love story opposite a relatively younger Tabu in R. Balki's "Cheeni Kum".

His teacher-student relationship with Rani Mukerji in "Black" also had romantic moments where they had shared a kiss.

He also had a flirtatious bond with actresses Raveen Tandon and Charmy Kaur in "Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap".

Why Bollywood is going all out while promoting sex comedies

Why Bollywood is going all out while promoting sex comedies

Bollywood has finally come of age and is promoting their adult flicks unabashedly and without a pretense. We take a look at what makes filmmakers more in-your-face today

There is no denying that Bollywood has evolved over a period of time. Filmmakers are no longer being coy about promoting their adult flicks under the guise of thrillers and comedies, but are openly marketing the genre, as they seem to be getting more and more comfortable with the idea.

The first half of 2016 will see three sex comedies, 'Kya Kool Hain Hum 3', 'Mastizaade' and 'Great Grand Masti', making their way to theatres. The trailers of 'Kya Kool Hain Hum 3' and 'Mastizaade', which released recently, have already created a buzz among the audience and, in a one-of-its-kind move, the former is being called the first porn-com in India. So, what makes the makers more in- your-face today?

Being accepted
The reason why films relying heavily on sexual content are doing well at the box-office is that the audience is open to all genre of films today. Says trade analyst Akshaye Rathi, "Sex comedies in India are getting bolder and audience is showing interest in the genre. Many sex comedies are popular in the international market, but in India the market has grown in the past five years. According to me, the genre will enjoy its moment for a while in the country. As far as introducing the word porn-com is concerned, I think it's a great marketing gimmick. It is a brave and smart decision."

While the audience is accepting the genre, it can also be said that an increasing number of producers are backing sex comedies as well.

Gizele Thakral, who features in Kya Kool Hain Hum says, "Producers backing sex comedies is a testimony to the genre being accepted by Indian audiences. Box-office collections also show that if you have a good story, making sex comedies is no longer a risky affair. Also, called Kya Kool... a porn-com is a genius stroke by Ekta (Kapoor). It will arouse curiosity and audience will be more interested in watching the film."

Important to have fun
Actors such as Aftab Shivadasani and Vir Das who have starred in films with heavy sexual content feel that it is high time people stopped considering sex as taboo and had fun with it instead. "We are a country of over a billion people. We didn't get to that number through telepathy. Someone somewhere is having sex. We might as well have a sense of humour about it and have some fun with it," says Das, who stars in the upcoming 'Mastizaade'.

Aftab Shivdasani, who will be seen in 'Kya Kool Hain Hum 3' and 'Great Grand Masti', seconds Das's opinion and says, "I believe that it is important to have a sense of humour. There are a few sensitive issues which should be dealt in a particular manner, but there are some issues which should be dealt with humorously/lightly. I know for a fact that a lot of people criticise such films, but secretly enjoy watching it. I am not hypocrite, if I choose to be a part of an adult film, I will have to use my sense of humour accordingly. We should be open-minded."

The other side
It's a fact that films revolving around adult content make a lot of money at the box office but on the other hand, the returns on satellite are very low due to censor issues.

Says Komal Nahta, "The market for sex comedies in India is growing but the films' success depends only on the box office collection since there is hardly any return on satellite. This genre is not for satellite television. So producers have to ensure that the film is rightly budgeted properly."

Rangita Nandy, producer, PNC, opines that films with adult content were always popular, but Bollywood has given them a stepchild treatment. She says, "Films with adult content have always been popular in India, but yes, despite their success, Bollywood has always treated them like stepchildren. Actors, even banners, have shied away from the genre. But through the years, the numbers on the genre have only exploded. This means, like it or not, these movies have a thriving, flourishing and expanding audience.

And that has its respect amongst the business community of Bollywood. Every change that enhances box office collections are welcome. And really, these are adult themed movies for an adult audience and for the large part, we are adults. Rangita adds, "So where's the taboo? But I guess, the taboo associated with the genre will remain till respectable, A-grade actors sign on board like in Hollywood with films like Hangover 1-2-3, Wedding Crashers, etc. Until then the genre will be celebrated as a super money spinning machine. No harm or taboo in that."

Friday, January 1, 2016

Aditya and Shraddha to star in 'O Kadhal Kanmani' remake

Aditya and Shraddha to star in 'O Kadhal Kanmani' remake

"Aashiqui 2" co-stars Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor have been roped for the Hindi remake of Mani Ratnam's Tamil hit "O Kadhal Kanmani".

The upcoming movie is being produced by filmmaker Karan Johar and will be directed by Shaad Ali, who has earlier helmed "Saathiya", which was the Hindi remake of Ratnam's "Alaipayuthey".

"Honoured to collaborate with Mani Ratnam on the recreation of his labour of love....directed by Shaad Ali," Karan posted on his Twitter page on Thursday.

"Mani Ratnam...Gulzar saab... A.R. Rahman... Shaad and us present Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor in the official recreation of #okkanmani," he added.

The remake will be directed by Shaad Ali, an erstwhile assistant of Ratnam, who had previously remade his 'Alaipayuthey' in Hindi as 'Saathiya'.

The film will have music by A.R. Rahman, who had also worked on the original and will feature lyrics by Gulzar.

'O Kadhal Kanmani', which marked Ratnam's comeback to romance genre after a decade, was a fresh take on modern day relationships.